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Mayfield CSD requests resource officer

JOHNSTOWN — An idea a few years ago to seek federal money for one police officer for multiple Fulton County schools has been streamlined and evolved into one officer for one school. County Sheriff Richard Giardino told the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee Monday at the County ...

Foundation celebration: St. Mary’s honors excellence at annual dinner

JOHNSTOWN — The Foundation of St. Mary’s Healthcare held its annual Celebration of Healthcare Excellence dinner on Monday and recognized the five honorees who showed appreciation, compassion and excellence in healthcare to people in Fulton and Montgomery counties. This year’s honorees ...

GPD trains at Knesseth Israel

GLOVERSVILLE — Members of the Glove Cities Emergency Response Team last week conducted a walk through and training exercise at the Knesseth Israel Synagogue following discussions over security between synagogue representatives and police in the wake of anti-Semitic violence and attacks ...

Village water tower funds on track

MAYFIELD — Village officials said a majority of the new water tower funds are falling into place at its meeting Wednesday. Mayor Jamie Ward said so far funding totalling $1.03 million has been collected for the new water tower. The estimated cost is $1.25 million. “We have money tied up ...

Drunk driver strikes off-duty officer

FULTONVILLE — A Little Falls resident faces several charges following a two-car motor vehicle accident in which an off-duty Montgomery Count sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle was struck by an alleged drunk driver. Patrick Dahlgren Jr., 35, of 8 King St., Little Falls was charged by Montgomery ...

Soup lovers turn up to support city’s second annual SoupFest

AMSTERDAM — Heather Leipp of Glen, was making a stop with friends at Russo’s Bar and Grill, her third restaurant stop Saturday afternoon during the citywide SoupFest, which drew soup-eating people to more than 20 eateries. “The SoupFest is an awesome idea,” she said. “It’s a good ...

CRG plans networking sessions

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth this year will seek to bring business owners and professionals together at quarterly Business to Business Networking Sessions. CRG Economic Development Specialist Ken Adamczyk will organize the quarterly sessions that will rotate ...

Community and county agencies gather together to encourage ice safety

MAYFIELD — Safe Lake Initiative Partners and the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District teamed up Saturday to explain their work and encourage water safety. The Henry Ross II Memorial Fund, Sean Craig Memorial Fund, Fulton County Public Health, area police agencies and other first ...

Man gets prison sentence for burglary

JOHNSTOWN — One of two Gloversville men arrested in September for the burglary of Lukoil in that city was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court to two to four years in state prison. Kurtis T. Fuller, 22, of 42 First Ave., Apt. 1., was sentenced Jan. 22 by County Court Judge Polly A. ...

FMCC looks to increase its state level advocacy efforts

JOHNSTOWN — Officials at Fulton-Montgomery Community College plan to step up advocacy efforts with state lawmakers following the release of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state budget proposal that seeks to eliminate the floor limiting enrollment based reductions in state aid to community ...

Well’s home is nearing 50 years in operation

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Tuesday night was reminded of an upcoming anniversary celebration involving the Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown. Facility Director of Admissions Robin Wentworth spoke during the public speaker portion of the council’s meeting at City Hall. She said the ...

Navigating the health insurance system

Health insurance has been a major topic that has been debated by many politicians, a topic to consider when choosing the next president, and has been something confusing to many when deciding on the best and most affordable plan. Health insurance comes in many different forms, has many ...

Adirondack Treasures offers crafts for all seasons of the year

WELLS — What started as a hobby to keep busy, local Wells woman has expanded her interests in making handmade crafts into a business. Debbie Taylor with help from her husband, Keith Taylor, from their own home, operates Adirondack Treasures, an all-season craft store. “It’s ...

GJSD board postpones firm hiring

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday postponed to a “later date” the hiring of a firm that can provide the district with brokerage services involving Glebe Street Elementary School. The board voted Dec. 5 to close the 502 Glebe St. school on ...

Police radio upgrade underway

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Police Department is well over halfway done with a radio upgrade project, the Common Council heard Tuesday night. Police Chief David Gilbo reported to the council at City Hall that the police radio overhaul is going well. “We’re two-thirds of the way ...

Numerous events set at Johnstown Senior Center

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Senior Center has several events planned during the winter, stretching through February, according to center Director Diedrie Roemer. Roemer reported on center activities and Johnstown 50 Plus Club events during the Common Council meeting Tuesday night at City ...

Gloversville seeks ‘Home Town Take Over’

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials are readying an application to HGTV’s “Home Town Take Over” for a chance to win a makeover for the city after calls from residents poured in to City Hall encouraging a submission. “You can’t even imagine how many people have called,” said Mayor ...

Crime prevention initiative nets seizures

GLOVERSVILLE — A multi-agency crime prevention initiative carried out in the city last week resulted in the seizure of several illegal substances and the commencement of several investigations into narcotics violations. The Gloversville Police Department conducted the crime prevention ...

Council approves consultant agreement

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council approved a $15,000 agreement with an Albany engineering consultant at its meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Passed was a resolution to hire Greenman-Pedersen Inc., or GPI, for general on-call engineering services needed in the office of City Engineer ...

Man who shot father appears in court

MOHAWK — The 20-year-old man who allegedly shot his father in the chest killing him appeared in Mohawk Town Court on Tuesday in which the case is getting ready to be presented to a grand jury. Montgomery County District Attorney Kelli McCoski said Alexander Eller appeared in court so Judge ...